Singham (2011)


“City or village? The government gives us similar uniforms. It bears the emblem of a lion. But mine is here on my chest.” – Singham

Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 May 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A policeman is transferred to a corrupt area and must try and find a way to uproot the corruption all around him both in the police station and in the community itself.

My Take on it – This is a film that I would probably never have come across if it hadn’t been suggested to me.

I’ve never seen a Bollywood film beforehand (unless one can count Slumdog Millionaire (2008) as one).

THis was a terrible film from start to finish and was so bad that I actually laughed through most of it because it was so atrocious and has very little positive aspects of it.

This film is nearly two and half hours long and drags along too much since this kind of story could probably have been told in a much more succinct run time.

The story has a bit of merit to it since it uses very poplar themes in the plot about police corruption etc, but unfortunately, the way that this film is presented just doesn’t work at all.

The biggest problem for me if the use of Bollywood song and dance which happens at the most inopportune time along the way and takes things in the completely wrong direction.

The action aspects also aren’t that great and seem quite lackluster for a film that needs to rely on being action packed.

The plot itself has been used and reused so often over the years that they don’t succeed in finding a unique angle for them to spin.

This is all quite unfortunate, since this kind of story line has much potential to become interesting yet they fail miserably in their attempt to keep this film feeling unique and genuine in what it shows.

Bottom Line – Terrible film that is so bad that it is completely laughable throughout its entire two and half hour run time. The story itself has some merit, but the way that it is presented Bollywood style takes so much away from things especially when out of nowhere the characters begin to sing and dance. The plot is a simple one that has been used so many times over and has the potential to be interesting, but they fail miserably in their attempt to make it feel unique.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Prakash Raj became immensely famous for his role and many awards for best villain that year. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)

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